Career Opportunity: Program Assistant

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Title:    Program Assistant
Salary: $15.00 - $18.00 per hour; commensurate with experience
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Job Location: 50 W. Broad St., Suite 1118, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Hours of Work TBD – less than 29 hours per week
Date Posted: October 7, 2021
Date Expires: Until Filled
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Sandra Langston, by email at: or by mail at: 50 W Broad Street, Suite 1118, Columbus, OH 43215


The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) is a non-regulatory, state-level governmental agency created to help Ohio businesses comply and go beyond clean air regulations. Since its creation in 1970, OAQDA has worked to improve air quality by supporting businesses, creating jobs, and improving communities while enhancing the health and safety of all Ohioans. OAQDA administers several bond financings for industrial and commercial businesses that may include energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative transportation, recycling and solid waste disposal, and pollution mitigation. To date, it has awarded more than $8 billion to finance air quality projects. For more information about OAQDA and its services, please visit

To support the growth in its programs and its work providing bond financing to more businesses and sectors statewide, OAQDA is seeking a qualified Program Assistant with research experience and/or process improvement experience related to environmental, pollution control and/or sustainability initiatives.  This candidate will be responsible for researching and presenting findings related to ESG, green or sustainable bonds and other general market demand or business development opportunities.  In addition, this candidate will be responsible for supporting staff and stakeholders in process improvement activities such as collecting, analyzing, measuring and reporting environmental benefit and social impact investment data.

A strong candidate will possess the right combination of program management, research and/or sustainable finance experience combined with a collaborative spirit and interest to identify and expand business opportunities for our Clean Air Improvement and Green Bonds programs.

This is a Part-Time, Permanent, FLSA Exempt, Exempt position (may include promotion, transfer or demotion).

Key Work Duties:

Supports the Executive Director and/or Manager of Planning and Projects with research of targeted or emerging industry, technology, market trends, financial data and other to drive awareness and growth in program demand for Clean Air Improvement Program, Clean Air Resource Center, Green Bonds program and other emerging opportunities. Assists with pre-issuance bond evaluation.

Works with the Program Coordinator on researching and reporting the results of agency program impact & benefit data & analysis.  Supports the tracking, monitoring, evaluation of project and program performance. 

Establishes and maintains good working relationships with internal team members, external consultants and partners, Executive Director and Authority Members, business and community partners, and public.

Assists with special projects, attends monthly board meetings as well as other assigned public meetings, conferences, or workshops to maintain knowledge on industry standards & trends. Provides general office support as assigned.

Major Worker Characteristics:

Ability to: acquire data from multiple sources, work with structured and unstructured data, develop complex reports; gather, collate & classify information according to established methods; provide statistical analysis of program data results and impact; apply analytical information to provide recommendations on agency goals and objectives; work independently (remote or hybrid work schedule is an option) and with a group; ability to move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant data.

Knowledge of business administration, management science, data analytics, budgeting, and environmental sustainability. Ability to handle sensitive telephone & face-to-face inquiries & contacts with public & government; develop & write complex reports & position papers; define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions & present summary findings.

Skills in Microsoft Office Suite, equipment operations (e.g., computer, printer, scanner and fax), demonstrates commitment to customer service performance standards in alignment with agency’s promise to deliver service, performs additional duties as assigned by Manager of Planning & Projects, Fiscal Officer and Executive Director.

Preferred Qualifications:

Recently attained or currently pursuing an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or higher-level degree in related field of study
Minimum 1 year of program research/coordination or equivalent work experience
Experience in Data Research

Comment 1: Ohio Revised Code Section 124.151(B) amended requires all employees to have compensation deposited directly to a financial institution of choice.

Comment 2: To apply: Applicants must submit a completed Ohio Civil Service Application (GEN-4268).


When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at the time he/she is contacted so that proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

The Air Quality Development Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

Final Candidates may also be required to pass drug screening.

This is unclassified per section 3706.02 of the ORC

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this posting, please contact

Sandra Langston

Phone: (614) 224-3383